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October 8, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(15):1288. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740670076035

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This book was written by a man who distinguished himself during the war as one who handled fractures in a conservative manner and whose results stood out as one of the accomplishments of the surgical service during the war. Those Americans who served with the British army were impressed with the quality of Sinclair's work. He presents a description of the technic and principles which he evolved and practiced during the last sixteen years, including his vast experience during the Great War. From an economic and utilitarian point of view the perfect restoration of function in a limb of a young working man is as fine a surgical achievement as a brilliant abdominal operation. It may seem to the reader that in essence this book is a glorification of the Thomas splint, for which the author makes no apology. He states that no special surgical skill is needed in its